Trapani: from the Renewal of the Waterfront to the Regeneration of the City

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Abstract

The waterfrornt pf the city of Trapani interlaces a close relationship with the historical centre: with a width of the 921.000 mq, the harbour is in direct contact with the ancient city This closeness makes the waterfront particulary appealing due to the archicterual features of the city, Likewise, the sea remains visible and accessible from several urban areas. The waterfront is characterised by important portal infrastructures, favourable climate conditions and windiness, and a mutual seacity crsstalk. For these reason, in 2005 Trapani was proposed as hosting city for the international sailing event Louis Vuitton Act 8 & 9 of the America's Cup. The decisivie factor that led to this choice was the urban, historical, cultural and environmental heritage of the city and of his hinterland. However, in order to be up to hosting the popular sport event, Trapani had to acquire the features needed.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteRegenerating Maltese and Sicilian Waterfronts : perspectives from Two Mediterranean Islands
Pagine79-90
Numero di pagine12
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2013

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